Fostering the Ability to Apply Knowledge to Practice
Chuo University was founded in 1885 by 18 young attorneys as Igirisu Horitsu Gakko (the English Law School). In establishing the school, their aim was to teach all areas of British law, produce definitive texts on British law, and build a library of these texts in order to cultivate outstanding professionals in the practical application of law, focusing on the merits of Anglo-American law.The founders established the school in a spirit of providing practical education based on empiricism and rationalism, rather than abstract systems, in the belief that promoting understanding and knowledge of rational and practical British law was indispensable for the development and modernization of Japan. With the philosophy of “Fostering the Ability to Apply Knowledge to Practice,” the founders sought to cultivate legal professionals of outstanding character, thoroughly versed in British law, who could contribute to the improvement of Japan’s legal system.The founders believed that British law was the most appropriate system for transforming Meiji Japan into a modern nation governed by the rule of law. Through British legal education that emphasized practice and respect for freedom, the founders sought to nurture individuals who could contribute to modern society.
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- Admission requirements
- 1. Applicants must have foreign nationality.
2. Applicants must meet one of the following criteria (as of March 31, 2016):
(1) The applicant has completed 12 years of school education in countries other than Japan, including those years completed by skipping grades.
(2) If from countries that require less than 12 years to complete a normal higher education program, the applicant has completed the program as well as a preparatory course for entry into Japanese university (Japanese language courses are not allowed) at an institution designated by Japan's Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, and be aged 18 or over.
(3) The applicant has passed a foreign country's official examination (or equivalent) recognized as certification that the applicant has the same academic ability as those who have completed that country's 12-year school education program, and be aged 18 years or over.
(4) The applicant has been designated by Japan's Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology.
(5) The applicant has completed the program of a foreign school in Japan that is recognized by Chuo University as being equivalent to a Japanese high school education program.
3. If applicants' 12-year education program includes time enrolled at schools in Japan (including foreign schools in Japan), the total time enrolled at Japanese junior and/or senior high schools must not exceed 3 years.
4. Applicants who fall under the following categories:
(1) Applicants who satisfy the following faculty conditions of the "2015 Examination for Japanese University Admission for International Students" held by the Japan Student Services Organization (JASSO).
<Admission by Written Examination and Interview>
Faculty of Law: Japanese, integrated subject, Mathematics (Course 1); Faculty of Economics (Type-A application)/Commerce (Type-A application)/Literature/Policy Studies: Japanese Faculty of Science and Engineering: Japanese; Mathematics (Course 2), Science (2 selective subjects from Physics, Chemistry and Biology)
<Admission by Screening of Submitted Documents>
Faculties of Economics (Type-B application)/Commerce (Type-B application): Japanese, integrated subject, Mathematics (Course 1 or Course 2)
(2) Applicants who satisfy the following faculty conditions of the "Japanese Language Proficiency Test" (JLPT) held by the Japan Foundation and the Japan Educational Exchanges and Services (JEES).
<Admission by Written Examination and Interview>
Faculty of Economics (Type-A application): If candidates are from countries or regions where the "Examination for Japanese University Admission for International Students" (EJU) is not held, they must take part in the "Japanese Language Proficiency Test"(JLPT).
Faculties of Commerce (Type-A application)/Literature/Policy Studies: If candidates are from countries or regions where the "Examination for Japanese University Admission for International Students" (EJU) is not held, candidate must hold the "Japanese Language Proficiency Test N1 Certificate" (JPLT-N1) from exams held in Dec 2014 or July 2015.
- Selection method
- Special entrance examinations for International Students: Admission by Written Examination and Interview, Admission by Screening of Submitted Documents
- Home countries of the international students
- China 525, South Korea 152, Taiwan 28, Hong Kong 21, France 15, Malaysia 14 (as of May 2015)
- University enrollment capacity
Faculties and Departments
|Faculty names||Department names||
(four or six years)
|Faculty of Law|
|Faculty of Economics|
|Faculty of Commerce|
|Faculty of Science and Engineering|
|Faculty of Letters||Department of Humanities and Social Sciences||Approx. 4,201,900|
|Faculty of Policy Studies|
|Faculty names||Faculty of Law||Faculty of Economics||Faculty of Commerce||Faculty of Science and Engineering||Faculty of Letters||Faculty of Policy Studies|
|Department names||Department of Law||Department of International Law and Business||Department of Political Science||Department of Economics||Department of Economic Systems and Information Analysis||Department of International Economics||Department of Public and Environmental Economics||Department of Business Administration||Department of Accounting||Department of Marketing and Trade||Department of Banking and Corporate Finance||Department of Mathematics||Department of Physics||Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering||Department of Precision Mechanics||Department of Electrical, Electronic, and Communication Engineering||Department of Applied Chemistry||Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering||Department of Information and Systems Engineering||Department of Biological Sciences||Department of Integrated Science and Engineering for Sustainable Society||Department of Humanities and Social Sciences||Department of Policy Sciences||Department of Cross-Cultural Studies|
(four or six years)
|Approx. 4,201,900||Approx. 4,201,900||Approx. 4,201,900||Approx. 4,261,900||Approx. 4,261,900||Approx. 4,261,900||Approx. 4,261,900||Approx. 4,273,900||Approx. 4,273,900||Approx. 4,273,900||Approx. 4,273,900||Approx. 6,361,600||Approx. 6,361,600||Approx. 6,361,600||Approx. 6,361,600||Approx. 6,361,600||Approx. 6,361,600||Approx. 6,361,600||Approx. 6,361,600||Approx. 6,361,600||Approx. 6,361,600||Approx. 4,201,900||Approx. 5,473,500||Approx. 5,473,500|
- Specialty of the University
No. of students who passed the National Bar Exam: 164 (2nd place nationwide)
No. of students who passed the National CPA Exam at the youngest age (19 years old) in 2013: 3
Students who passed the National CPA Exam in 2012 include the top individual score nationwide and the top individual score in Accounting.
156 partner institutions in 33 countries, actively exchanging students with 107 institutions in 26 countries.
- Employment support
- Major employment results
- NTT Finance, Mitsubishi Motors, H.I.S., Familymart, Big Camera, Chugai Pharmaceutical, Otsuka Kagu, Hitachi, Nitori, Xebio, Sumitomo Metal Mining, Civil Engineering & Eco-Technology Consultants, Kokusai Kogyo, Leo Palace 21, XYMAX, TOYOTA, Data Service, Musashino Cable, Hikari Tsushin, Mercury, Hitachi Appliances, Future Architect, IHI, Fukuyama Construction, Fujitsu Systems East, C.J. Networks, Beruf, Sanwa Shutter, Nippon Koei, Net One Systems, KVH (2013/2014 graduates)
- Enrollment period
- Faculties of Law/Economics (Type-A application)/Commerce (Type-A application)/Science and Engineering/Letters/Policy Studies: October 20, 2015 - October 26, 2015 (Materials must be postmarked by the deadline)
Faculties of Economics (Type-B application)/Commerce (Type-B application): November 24, 2015 ? November 30, 2015 (Materials must be postmarked by the deadline)
- Scholarship availability
Chuo University Scholarship for International Students
- Student housing
- Student housing costs
- 60,000 yen/month
- Halal meal availability
(Available at the local food store)
- Place of worship availability
- Part time work support